MInturn Angler – Denver Weekly Newsletter 3/22

MInturn Angler – Denver Weekly Newsletter 3/22
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“I received your letter with the picture of the 20″ trout from the guided trip at Deckers. I had a great time on the water, and thank you for making it such a fun day!”

-Dave Nordini

Fishing Report 3/22

Rating: Excellent
Hot Flies: Brook’s Sprout Midge #18-20, Morgan’s Para-Midge #18-20, Palamino Midge #16-18, Flasha Midge #18-20

Details: This has been an epic month for those seeking the first consistent surface action in Deckers.  Midgzilla as we call it, is a big midge in #16-18 that shows up the first of every Spring.  Often mistaken for a BWO, this big midge has fish eating the emergers hard from 9-11AM, and action switching to the surface from 11-1PM.  Look for the fish in the runs to be actively feeding in the early going. Pay attention as they slowly begin shifting to the slack water and hitting the surface at around 11AM.  Deckers up, best  fished with 6-7X.  Deckers bridge down 5- 6x are just fine with bigger attractor flies like a high-Viz Griffith’s Knat.

Dream Stream
Flow: 80
Rating: Good
Hot Flies: Spicer’s Glue Egg, #12-18 Pigstickers of various colors, #16 Red Critter

Details: Still not a great number of fish in from 11 Mile. When flows break the magical 100CFS mark, look for fish  to begin piling in the Dream Stream.  Things are already pretty crowded down there.

Read more Dream Stream fly fishing reports.

Eagle River
Flow: 140ish in Avon
Rating: Very Good
Hot Flies: Egg’s, #18 Hurricane Midge, and any other Midge in Size #16-18.  #14-16 Twenty Incher

Details:  Water is getting off color below Walcott, but staying relatively clear above Edwards.  Runnoff looks to be coming early this year.  Don’t be afraid of the off color water–adjust your fly size, flash, and color schemes accordingly.    All and all an excellent time to be on the Eagle.

Other Hot Spots
Roaring Fork:  The Fork is on FIRE!  Big midges bringing fish up, and nymph fishing with about any bug in size 12-18 is producing.
Colorado: Fishing well at Parshall and below Glenwood.  BWO patterns working well on the surface, nymphing a #14 prince trailed by a #16-18 Barr’s emerger will keep your rod bent ALL DAY LONG!

For more details always feel free to give us a call at the shop, or stop in for more details. 

Minturn Anglers
8353 Willow St., Unit D
Lone Tree, CO 80124


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Other Announcements

Hump Day Tying Night: Every Wednesday 6-8PM. Bring your vice, new patterns, tying questions and favorite “beverage.”

Spots still Available in our Spring Fishing Schools.
Three Dates to Choose From:
-Saturday-Sunday April 17-18th
-Saturday-Sunday May 22-23rd
-Saturday-Sunday June 26-27th
Call us at 720-851-4665 for details!

New Events Added for the remainder of our Saturday Morning “Brunch Bunch” Seminars.  Go to our website and click on the “Events” button.

Free Weekly Events
Hump Day Tying Night 3/24: 6-8PM

Brunch Bunch 3/27: Free on the River  Entomology Class.  Meet at the shop 8AM.  Spots are limited so call to sign up! 720-851-HOOK (4665)

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